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to lord salisbury one of the most illustrious aristocrats and the next day she went to the of lords of london and was introduced to dignitaries by the dean of the heavy and he said to the clean. he said you know, him she said yes robert and i were in the nightclub last night. that is the dry humor. >>host: sandy dedell smith is a guest. "elizabeth the queen" is the topic. we will begin with a caller from new york. >> caller: my question is with this band of the queen elizabeth's reign one of the longest in the history of the u.k. with all the prime minister's she has worked with how has that impacted her as a queen from your knowledge? >>guest: she has a vast store of information. she does not have the ideological filter. she takes things and and why she is so valuable to the people who come to her for confidentiality. prime ministers meet with her for one hour every week but others, she has the wisdom as well as a body of knowledge and an extraordinary memory for things. when public officials come to her to ask for guidance, they always remark, even if they are skeptical with a pr
of our lord jesus christ i obtain these books from the he an army, the vikings, now known as danes, this as -- one of the most civilized nations in the world. incredible. queries oprah everybody. so in the name of our lord jesus christ, that he is an army, that was, and we do for the love of god and the benefit of our souls and because we did not wish these holy books to remain longer in he and possession domino we wish to given to the present glory and honor. so the whole rise, the book is absolutely crucial. i want to start with, terrified at the moment, especially in the publishing world which i to escape from and books. how can we encourage people to read? does it matter? whether they read the book digitally on line are not. does it matter? >> you mentioned the container. >> you mentioned the container. >> thank you. we are finding, speaking from the public library perspective, that we are actually attracting more people with the whole of the digital container. in fact, we just received a grant to expand the publishing industry going through all of this challenge, a grant to pr
, and many of you know the golden gospel, he testifies as follows. in the name of our lord jesus christ, i am my wife obtained these books from the heathen army -- though -- those are the vikings, and now known as danes possibly means possibly the most civilized nation in the world. they are. the most prosperous in several lies nation but then there were barbarians so there's hope for everybody. [laughter] in the name of our lord jesus christ i obtain these books from the heathen army with peer money that was with pure gold and the do it for the love of god and for the benefit of our souls and because we did not wish these holy books to remain longer in heathen positions. now they wish to give them to christ's church to pray send on to the glory of god. the rise of christianity and the other religions the book is crucial. i want to start really by saying everybody is terrified at the moment the special in the publishing world which i too escaped from actually in books. how can we encourage people to read the book and does it matter whether they read the book digitally or on line are not? does
, or anything else. we are not each of us going to get everything we want. lord knows. there's a lot i could do if i had a wand and could make it happen. but everybody has a different view of exactly how to go forward and i think we're being tested here. so i know it's tough going, and i know if we don't get a deal, it doesn't stop there, we'll keep on working. but there is no reason on this beautiful god's green earth why we can't get a deal here. if everyone is sincere in saying they want the middle class could be protected, we can get a deal here. president obama says $250,000 is the line, maybe i think $350,000 is the line, maybe someone else $500,000, maybe somebody else $150,000. we can meet somewhere and cut that reason somewhere in the middle. and save this country from the uncertainty, the uncertainty that plagues us right now. in the olden days -- and i say olden, a long time ago -- i was a stock stockbroker. i was an economics major and a stockbroker on wall street. the thing wall street and investors can't take is uncertainty. if they know taxes are going up, they'll refigure things
the exact quote it was something like oh lord, oh lord why have you taken up solomon my son? and john realized the entire bible, that was a passage that was the most that they could most empathize with and could understand. have him taken away and a new their son had done a horrible thing but he was still their son and they wished they could have their son back. yeah, and that is the kind of guy john is to understand people and have that compassion. to him, dylan was a mass murder and murderer and he had done a horrible thing but he was the pastor of the parents and he had to help them in the best way he could help them. it didn't matter, they were human beings and they needed help. >> host: dave cullen, have the victims families and the survivors moved on or some holding onto this? what's the status? >> guest: they are all over the map but most of them have moved on. i just went through the 10 year commemoration on the tenth anniversary and it was actually really surprising to me. it was a little different than the other, because there have been so many different gatherings over time
-shirt. >> oh, lord. >> are they for sale? >> my question is for dave barry. howdy pronounced the letter between -- >> is very simple their 27 letters in the english alphabet. we all know. it is pronounced commences right here flagging the time pass the teeth and then back again to form a soft or hard flick it depending on the usage. >> we time it would be really fun to create a fake letter. five pages devoted to nonsense. the invisible person has a question. >> any other questions? >> sprint. come on. >> i'm sorry. >> this question is for dave. cooling off memory, two things. one, today really pay you have a vacation so you could write a book about it? how tall are you? palace want to be the tallest person in the room. i was wondering. >> they did pay me to write the book. that's kind of power works. yes. they give me money. i know that's weird. >> you are going on vacation. >> it was kind of like that. i was crying -- trying to describe it was actually like as opposed to learning facts about japan. the other thing, if i were in the room with you you would not be the tallest person. >> we have
of the admiralty, but churchill's stand was all over it. he had been twice lord of the admiralty. he thought in terms of ships and navies, and strategic possibilities with ships. so he was very keen on this. >> so how do that and? >> the admiral in gibraltar discuss it with his captains. some of whom were friends with the french admiral that they would have to attack him and they radioed back through england, to the abaco and they said we think this is a terrible idea. is going to alienate french every. they will hate us. you can't do this. and if you don't mind, let me read the admiralty's letter back. it was the eating of the second and this has firm intention of his majesty's government, that if the french do not accept any of your alternatives they are to be destroyed. so admiral somerville from gibraltar sales out with his flotilla, one of the ships was the hms hood, later destroyed by the bismarck. so it was a big flotilla. and during the night when they were sailing, churchill since somerville this message. churchill to somerville, you are charged with one of the most disagreeable and
of generating 30,000-horsepower that was the power of 300 mills. the cotton lords that created holyoake devised a three tiered canal system. it does not show on this map the connecticut river could be used over three times. holyoke made offers to the manufacturers in the valley. skinner is the only one who expected the offer and moved he is the only one who survives. skinner needed money and water power. skinnerville he would have to rely on steam to rebuild because the reservoir would not be rebuilt. going forward with the dry season when the river ran though, skinner would have to supplement with steam which was very expensive. for his amount of debt it was too expensive. he would have to rebuild the entire infrastructure of the village. the houses for the workers, everything. he needed a lot of water power. to die silky need a lot of water and he needed the power to power machinery. holyoke could offer consistent water power 365 days per year without a reservoir over his head. holyoke also offered many. better than that, they said we would give the property on the canal worth $6,000 for free
at columbia at the ocean, captain my captains from star spangled banner, the lord's prayer, the cottage, the communion, the mass, the deacons, the bible, the declaration of independence from the gettysburg address. those various productions of poetry, universally led 50 years ago are replaced in the brave new wiltz. they celebrate diversity for example. where once we did not exert the practice, the suppression of its polar opposite unity, the exhortation still appearing in the claims. the english literature until the late century was largely inclusive and assumed it common knowledge of the bible, the gospel, the constitutional works of shakespeare and various poems the poets of the region and the time. there wasn't the poetry still written today but i would defy anyone here to quote one line and that is as recently as last week. and yet we remember for our entire lives that which does not by command or by appeal to the intellect which is as opposed to the political elite we all shared a member of oliver wendell holmes pulled the horse shade you hear of a wonderful one horse shay that is
was trying to say the lord's friend got confused and said lead us not into temptation. true or words were never spoken. it is a little better than it used to be. i read "witness" shortly after it came out. it came out when i was a sophomore. i didn't read it at the time, i read and reread it, in rewards careful study. i have approached it as a new book i co-authored that just came out in which chambers the merges as a central character which was not my intention when i began but the more i look into matters the more i realized chambers was a critical figure -- -- his look among other things apart from literary merits, it is a history of domestic coal, one of the best. it is not only history but a source, he was a primary source and all of you know that you have to go to primary sources. it is very risky to rely on secondary sources. he was a primary source. he was also -- his book is a guide for the perplexed, there are benchmarks of judgment, standards to this day, in addition to the information he provides. as i delved into some of these things, using some primary sources, mostly fbi fi
by baroness cox, eyewitness to a world. erinys cox is a distinguished member of the house of lords, famous as a campaigner for human rights and for christian rights. there will also be fairly soon another book called persecuted, the global assault on christians which will be out in early 2013. this brings me to her most recent book, the one we are here to discuss with her. i have many questions to ask her. but before doing so let me say a few general things about this book take away from it and then hopefully i will have gotten it right. and then we can get into some specific questions. this book is first as its subtitle indicates, a book about israel. as seen through the eyes of a christian, a christian sojourner. the sojourn is now six years and counting. in her introduction she writes that the best explanation for this length of time has been the connection she has formed with people in his real. this connection was unexpected because as she puts it, when viewed from afar, israel doesn't seem to be about people at all. what she means by that is the following, to read about israel she sa
. the coin catalog they are the lord largest coin catalogers kind of the gold standard and has always been there. that is the reference point for retail coin pricing. what i do this and that is what i have sold them for recently.y have a 50 years history of selling coins. so they would be $71 for these three. these four individually about $16 apiece. you are $135 for those seven coins. these average about $12 apiece $12 apiece so you are looking at well over $200 in value that you get for $109.95. >>host: know the first coin ever bought was for my son for christmas and we are holding it back and it was from this man. my son something cool for christmas. i know people love it. and i thought that is a gift for who is hard to buy for, what do teen boys3 games. i was talking to somebody i love the fact he will keep it and when he is told he will explain the story and then on to his kids.with this qualify as a great long-term family heirloom? >>guest: positively.from a historic standpoint the first government issued coin that honors a woman. susan b. anthony. and then there is also sacagawe
like an air brush in your camera that fixes everything. this even dual image stabilization, lord knows i am not study on my feet and that is before. this stabilizes everything. frankly we use the zoom it is really easy to get shaky because it get so close.this fix is it for you. final thing, we are including software. we are of memory card that we have never done before. you get a free 4 gb memory card. the cables and rechargeable batteries which may not seem like a big deal but i will tell you, it is a minnesota thing i think, i will tell you what i think that is where that comes from. the truth is i have other digital camera's i love uses aa batteries, i do not want to think about how much i spend on batteries. and that is money. this is better you and the environment. is not only better for mother earth but it saves money and last longer. shipping! flexpay in price only good for my show. we have 3000 of them. how quickly can you call? lori leland (...) >>guest: we sold out of the point and shoot oylmpus serveearlier so now we brought back the slr style, your favor. this is a grea
. the legend went in newspaper lord that he committed suicide because he can handle the critique that was leveled against him for having taken a particular freda to be that as a way of saying that these photos are not easy. they're not ease its stake i think there are important >> i want to go back to the new york post. would you have taken this photo? >> absolutely. i don't think that the question of what i have taken that showed up is a question that any photographer really asks him or herself. if the news is occurring the news is taking place, you recorded and your record it with whatever is that -- device you have available, whether it's words or pictures. when i have tried to do in this book is generate a more empathetic understanding of why pictures are important on their own terms. >> very well known picture right here. >> this is the picture, the shooting of general during the vietnam war. this was a picture, also problematic, as are most of the pictures in this book. this is a picture in which the general was shooting a suspected vietcong prisoner. and the picture came o
jesus christ and say they have joined the lord, going to go home again. to me, it's tragic. i want you to speak specifically to christianity in arkansas, in your experience. >> you know, it's one of the things that i thought was kind of grotesque when you're on death row, you have come as soon as the guy gets an execution date, that you have these ministers that swarm on them like flies. you know, they didn't give a damn about this guy for the past 10, 15 years he was on death row. all of a sudden he is about to die and they can't get enough of him. it's disgusting. but at the same time there are a lot of good people from different religions that come in and the done a lot of good. that's one of those things that there is both good and bad. but anyway it's like in the system they always keep you going forward by giving you false hope. you've always got somebody telling you whether it's a lawyer telling you sure, we're going to get this turned around in nine months. whenever they started doing the dna testing in our case, i said how long will this take? they said about six months. six m
of my youth remain? casey at the bat, captain my captain, the star-spangled banner, the lord's prayer, the cottage, the deacon's one horse -- [inaudible] the bible, the declaration of independence, the gettysburg address. those various productions of poetry universeally read 50 years ago are replace inside the brave new world by slogans and the reduction of debatable propositions to commands. celebrate diversity, for example. where once we did not exhort, but practiced the celebration of its polar opposite, unity. english literature until the late mid century was largely illusive. it assumed a common knowledge of the bible, the gospels, the constitution, the works of shakespeare and various poets of that region and time. there was that called poetry still written today, but i defy anyone here to quote one line read as recently as last week. and yet we remember for our entire lives that which moved us not by command or by appeal to the intellect, but by resonance with the soul which is as opposed to political bleeps, we all share. the one-horse shay, have you heard of the wonderful one
a famous line from lord byron. this is repeated again and again and again running all the way up to the civil war, and that line was those who would be free must themselves strike the first blow. in other words, action from below can be a trigger. this had a very dramatic impact op a lot of leading african-american intellectuals like henry highland-garnett, frederick douglass and had a big effect on a man named john brown who wanted to strike the first blow at harpers ferry. i guess this is the final thought i leave you with. one of the most remarkable things about movements from below is that they are unpredictable. you never know when they are going to arise or how. these -- these things that rise up, these demands for justice, these demands for equality, these demands for freedom, they are unpredictable, and in their unpredictability, i think they are also a great source of hope. thank you very much. [applause] we have time for questions, and i hope you have some. we would like for you to speak into the microphone if possible. >> during the discussion, you talk about roaming a
that anybody who thinks that it's possible to devise such a theory to read lord devlin's book called the enforcement of mortals. and as whitaker chambers said, to live is to maneuver. if you pa mover -- maneuver, you're not bound hand and foot to some principle you'll never aller. alter. so i don't think it's useful to talk about true conservativism or this, that or the other thing. it's useful to talk about common sense, it's useful to talk about results, it's useful to talk about conservative impulse. but abstractions i would steer away from. >> host: you also michael oak shot, also sounds very much like michael oakshot. >> guest: yeah, a lot of quite good people have taken that position. and i must say i owe the fact that i take it not to my own thought, but to theirs. >> host: are there, are there other things about the book that you would want to call the audience's attention to that i have failed to ask of you? >> guest: well, the martinis articles, i think, are crucial to western civilization. >> host: so i also enjoyed the agatha agatha christie article. this is not just a bo
i know you have some accidental connections with the lord. please pray for the book this week. we gave guidance to the writers. if you had 10 minutes in front of an eighth-grade class, what would you tell them? what would you tell them about leaderships? what did you experience over the last 10 years and how can we use this book to inspire young people to do great things? all those parents and grandparents out there, this is the book of choice. for the teenager, searching, for that young person looking for direction this will inspire them. thank you for the question. >> we have time for two more. >> the thank you. i met josh as a board of trustees at the naval academy and had dinner with him in march and we discussed participation. he is one of the sponsors and the other seven better here as well toward the book. as he so eloquently said honors those whose names are engraved in memorial hall. we have sponsors have been on the conference calls and looking beyond just patriot week, and i know you and i will be working for that but could you share with others but the expectation is s
mills. the cotton lords that created holyoke on the model of lowell and lawrence devised a three-tiered canal system so that, unfortunately, it doesn't show in this map, but the canals come -- the first canal comes like this, and this comes like that, and that comes like this. so the connecticut river was able to be used over three times. now, holyoke made offers to the manufacturers in the valley, and can skinner's the only one who accepted the offer and moved. and he's the only one who survived. skinner knew he needed two things to be able to make a go of it again: he needed money, and he needed water power. in skinnerville he was going to have to rely on steam if he rebuilt there because the reservoir, which had supplemented the mill river during the dry season, was not going to be rebuilt. so going forward during those dry seasons when the river ran low, skinner was going to have to supplement his mill with steam. it was very expensive. for a man in the amount of debt he was in, it was too expensive for him at this time. he was also going to have to rebuild the entire infrast
of years, it was the first two books of "lord of the rings" because that's all they had in the school library. they have done this to individual book. they had the fellowship of the ring and the two towers. and when i get to the end of the two towers, i would go back and read the fellowship of the ring. when i was told, i went to school at english prize. they said you get a book. and i said i would like the return of the king. [applause] i wanted to find out how it ended. what is your advice for someone that wants to write and be published? right, finish things. make a really good unpublishable. send them to people who may publish them. when they come back from those people with nose saying that they can publish them, send them to somebody else. someone out there is drug enough were desperate enough to publish your story and then keep writing. don't go i finished my story, i saw the story. just write the next one. i notice a lot of your stories feature very started strong-willed woman,/gross. thoughts? i think you are observant. [applause] and skipping down. if you could travel with a
it is the highest degree likely that the north will not be able to subdue the south. british prime minister lord pomerance and told us for an officers. meanwhile, the lincoln government appeared overwhelmed. congress and the white house were in the hands of a political party that it never government before. the treasury department was broke. federal spending was multiplied as never before. in 1862, the u.s. government spent six times as much money as it spent in 1861. and where would it come from? northern banks, and an economic panic had closed their exchange windows in late december, refusing to redeem paper money. meanwhile, rebel soldiers menace washington from nearby manassas virginia where they had routed the union army a few months earlier. confederate artillery they atomic river above and below the n. no one in civilian authority, not even lincoln, had any detailed knowledge of the plans being prepared by the union's top general, george p. mcclellan. he was in secrecy assisted by a small clique of generals who shared his views of lincoln's policies. they were opposed. worse, mcclellan wa
did in vietnam was extraordinary with respect to the brown water navy, sea lords taking the offensive to the enemy and all of a sudden making the brown water navy relevant in the war. and for the first time, sailors were getting killed. and do you know what happened? that got the respect of mac v. and when bud zumwalt arrived, general creighton abrams who had already cut -- and -- [inaudible] the guy who authored probably the best book on creighton abrams, and i have to be careful because i don't want to make a mistake. the remarkable relationship that that abe had with bud zumwalt, it didn't start off like that because they didn't know each other. but as soon as bud showed he was willing to put chips on the table and that sailors were prepared to die taking the fight to the enemy, he got the respect of creighton abrams right away. he had a place at the table. and the navy didn't have a place at the weekly meetings before that, because admiral zeff had worn out his welcome with creighton abrams, and, indeed, in their first meeting abrams told bud i'll give you a short period of time,
udall used to use. he would say, lord, give us the wisdom to use words that are gentle and tender, for tomorrow we may have to eat them. probably a pearl of wisdom that susan rice probably thinks today she would like to have taken with her into that hearing a few months ago. a book called "the world of trouble" published in 2009 by farrar, i wrote about american presidents from eisenhower to ford and how each tried to understand the middle east and how each tried to impose a surprisingly discontinuous agenda with often tragic results. and while that book is about america's political system, "fortress israel" is a biography of israel's political culture which is an undertaking one has to take -- make with humility as an american. going back to tel aviv over several years driving up the hill to jerusalem and up and down that mediterranean landscape, i became fascinated with how the generals and the intelligence chiefs and the political figures of the ruling elite look out at the world and how strong what i call a martial impulse beats in their chest and how self-assured they are in
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